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WE have all heard a great deal recently about the fact that we lite in an
automated age. To some extent every age since civilisation begun has
been involved in the substitution of machines for man, but progress in this
direction in the last few years has been dramatic. In the nest decade
remarkable advances will be made and we must condition oursehes to
meet the changes involved.
At Mitcheldean we have seen examples of mechanical aids in mans
areas of our spacious new manufacturing buildings and offices, but one
aspect of mechanisation being launched here can have a profound effect
upon efficiency and our ability to maintain a position at the top of the
‘Industrial Efficiency League’.
I refer to the data processing equipment which is now installed. and
already producing statistics, to enable wages and salaries to be paid, and
a host of by-product details to be made available to Management.
And we are now embarking on an even bigger venture-that of meclmising
the Production Control procedures at Mitcheldean, from continuous
recording of stock mo%ement to the dissemination of statistics on capacity
planning and detailed machine loading.
The impact of these revolutionary procedures-and they are revolutionary
in our t’ pc of imlustr-viill be felt to some extent by everyone concerned
with manufacture in our Plant at Nlitcheldean.
Much of the clerical drudgery will be progressively eliminated, and
emphasis brought to bear through the medium of specialist supervision on
each facet of control of production. so that necessary adjustments and
corrective action can be quickly made.
The routine duties of sonic personnel will change in character, but
responsibility generally will increase, rather than diminish.
I am confident that all concerned will co-operate to the fullest extent to
raise and maintain our standard of industrial housekeeping so that we can
exploit to the full the potential of the new methods, to the mutual advantage
of all at Mitcheldean.
Production Control Manager.
For those of you who didn’t
manage to see this programme
when it was recorded
at Mitcheldean, here are
cameo shots of some of the
stars. Top: comedian Dennis
Goodwin ; above: singer
David Hughes ; below:
singer Anita Harris. Top
right: folk group Tom, Dick
and Harry. And if you would
like to hear the show, Ted
Lewis (B. & H. Assembly) has
an excellent tape recording
(from VHF) which he is willing
to lend.
WE’RE going on the air again! Only this time
we shall broadcast ‘live’ and take an active
part. Each week ‘Any Questions?’ visits a different
community in the West Region, and on
Friday, April 9, it plans to visit us!
The programme will be broadcast on the Light
Programme at 8.40 p.m. and a recorded version
will go out on the following Sunday in the Home
Service at 1.10 p.m.
As you probably know, ‘Any Questions?’ takes
the form of a brains trust, conducted before an
audience-which, this time, will consist of some
500 of us.
Ticket-holders will be invited to write down
any question they would like to put to the panel
and hand it to the door steward as they go into
the Social Centre on April 9.
Thirteen questions will be selected: the average
number used is seven but more are sometimes
needed. Those whose questions are selected will
be asked to sit in the front row of the audience so
that they can speak their question into a microphone
at the appropriate time.
This, briefly, is the order of events:
7.15 p.m. Doors open.
7.45 p.m. A BBC official explains the routine of
the programme, and invites the audience to put
questions to him about broadcasting while the
questions handed in are sorted out backstage.
8.15 p.m. The producer takes the stage with
last-minute instructions and calls the 13 potential
questioners to their seats in front.
8.30 p.m. The Question-Master introduces the
members of the panel, and the 13th question is
discussed as a rehearsal question and balance test.
8.40 p.m. Broadcast begins.
(N.B. Any connection between the BBC’s ‘Any
Questions?’ and our own regular feature ‘Any
Answers’ is purely coincidental!)
One of the first parties down in Old 13 ‘w.
MEN of courage and spirit are attacking
the limestone caves and potholes
of the Forest of Dean!
These caves might have been sculptured
by Mother Nature specially for
the caver. Water charged
erodes the limestone into fantastic and
unpredictable subterranean systems. As
the water evaporates, it cakes the roofs
ith calcite deposits (stalactites), it
drapes the walls with curtain-like formations,
and paves the floors as well.
The resultant beauty is quite incredible
in places. and the hard climbing and
gruelling crawling that are often necessary
prove to be well worth while.
The urge to explore the caves and iron
mines of the Forest started just over a
year ago when a small group of peoplemost
of them employed at Ranks-made
a few short visits to Old Bow and Old
Ham iron mines near Coleford, and
came back with some interesting photographs
taken by our works photographer.
Clive Brooks.
After being shown these, the number
of people wishing to see the formations
for themselves rapidly increased-so
much so that a club has now been
formed in order that the job of exploration
may be tackled methodically. The
talents of the members can thus be used
to the full in the various aspects of
caving, whether it he in the field
of geology, geography, anthropology
hydrology, palaeontology, archaelogy.
physics, biology or photography. But
anyone can come along just for sheer
adventure and the thrills of the sport.
has been christened The
Royal Forest of Dean Caving Club and
new members are welcome.
Last winter we cavers decided to open
an old shaft at Edge Hill that we had
heard several stories about: this is part
of the Old Trow Ditch iron ore workings.
and the hole is known as Wych Elm
A group of stalactire%.
Hole because of the tree growing in the
We found it had been filled to the top
with household refuse and dead animals,
including a horse for good measure!
After moving several tons of rubbish,
digging our way through blockages, and
holding Ray Dance (914 engineer) upside
down in a hole until his eyeballs nearly
fell out in order to assess progress-we
discovered our first chain shaft. This
was almost vertical and about 75 ft.
deep with a chain hanging down.
anchored at the top by a large staple.
From the bottom of the shaft ran a
large crevasse, the floor of which fell
away at a steep angle meeting water a
further 200 ft. down.
After several trips down Wych Elm
Hole. Jim Hay (Electrical Laboratory)
insisted that there must be a way through
a boulder choke near the entrance, so
one Wednesday evening several weeks
later. Jim squeezed through and discovered
chain shaft no. 2. This penetrates
some very rough country to almost
the depth of our previous shaft and
leaves us with the impression that there
is still much to be discovered in this
We calculated from some maps
acquired by Rex Keen (914 Inspection)
that there must be millions of gallons of
water in these workings. In view of the
present water shortage. we informed the
East Dean Water Board, who did not
show much interest but said they would
like us to inspect the Old Trow Ditch
mine level that opens out at the water
A ‘curtain’ calcite flow.
works Green Bottom, from which they
collect 6.000 gallons of water per hour.
So at 7.15 p.m. on August 6, Roger
Bailey (Planning). his brother Laurence.
Eddie Shermer (B. & H. Planning), Jim
and the author of this article entered
the mine level through a manhole at the
water works. It went straight down into
ice-cold water which came half-way up
our shins!
Eddie, Laurence and Roger (who wore
Wellingtons) laughed at Jim and me
because the ordinary boots we were
wearing filled up with water straight
away: but we had the last laugh because
half-way up the level the roof was so
low we had to get down on our hands
and knees and crawl-and then their
Wellingtons just filled up with water!
Near the top the way opened out
again high enough for us to stand up for
about 50 ft. Then there was an infill
through which an I8-in. square culvert
has been built. (Now all we require is a
new member who is less than 18 in.
square to crawl up it!)
We ended our survey here for the time
being, but it was well worth the crawl
and the wetting (not one of us caught
cold afterwards) to see some rather
unusual calcite formations rising about
a foot high from the floor in a twisting,
tangled orange mass. We believed this
to be petrified fungus which had grown
from a piece of rotting timber many,
many years ago. We also saw some
crystal clear cave pearls.
To be continued)
Paper shows up a helictite (twisted
stalactite) in Old Bow. C. BROOKS
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9. Good pickings here. (7)
10. Runaways do it in the developer.
11. Avian accommodation. (4)
12. Dirty work by the Planning
Department? (8)
14. Cane the Chief’s assistant. (5)
16. Big animal in Canada, little one in
Scotland. (5)
20. He’s always using us. (8)
21. Big or bright, but not quite the
ideal. (4)
24. Decorate in bad ornamental style.
25 & 22 down. Garment very conspicuous
by its partial absence. (7. 5)
26. Not ours. (6)
27. New or neglected. (6)
1. How much for a horse? (6)
2. Sounds like clockwork. (5)
3. Average changed name. (4)
5. Mr. Boakes for Parliament, though
very small. (8)
6. Owners of these are often on the
fiddle. (7)
7. Kind of transport without wheels.
S. Be your age- grown up now. (5)
13. Glass ship? (8)
15. Beg for tales about little devils. 17)
17. Go, man, go. (6)
18. Point one. (5)
19. Brought up-sometimes to the
peerage. (6)
22. See 25 across.
23. Handy measurement. (4)
Solution on pave 12
This jumbo- sized road trailer carried 72 813 copiers all the way from Mitcheldean to
Dusseldorf last November–the first consignment to make a trans-continental run
direct front .factory to final destination. Pictured beside the trailer are (left to right)
Messrs. Derek Wicks, Vitt Baxter, Ken Harvey, Mrs. Eileen Cinderey, Miss Margaret
Goulding, and Mr. Frank Alillett, all front the Warehouse and Ex-port Department
concerned with preparing the consignment. CLUB NEWS
CONDITIONS under which competitors
had to fish in the Angling Club’s
Christmas Fur & Feather Contest were
terrible, reports their secretary, J. R. W.
Price (B. & H. Assembly). The river
was continuously rising and when the
time came to finish, most competitors
were fishing in the fields where they had
previously been sitting!
The winners were as follows: 1.
T. Weaving (turkey and specimen roach
prize, 15s.): 2. J. Hanman (pint bottle
of whiskey): 3. C. Bamtield (1 bottle
whiskey): 4. S. Richardson (bottle of
sherry): 5 & 6 (tied). J. Price (bottle of
port) and T. Wooding (50 cigarettes).
The further two prizes were raffled.
WANT to know what the beachwear
fashions will be like this summer, girls?
Well, actually, we don’t know yet-but
if you’d like to find out, and won’t
mind being tempted, come along to the
Spring and Summer Fashion Show
which the Ladies’ Keep Fit Group have
organised for the evening of Saturday,
March 27.
As at the previous event, Messrs.
H. W. Raynor of Ross-on-Wye will be
providing the women’s fashions, and
Mrs. Roberts of Mitcheldean the footwear.
An additional feature which will
interest mums and dads will be the
showing of fashions for tiny tots, to be
provided by Margaret’s of Cinderford.
Apart from providing models for the
parade, the Keep Fit Group will give a
display, to be followed by a social
evening. If it can be arranged, there
will also be a display by members of a
local judo club.
Make a note of the times-7.30 p.m.
to midnight. Tickets will be 10s. Od.
including refreshments. Many people
applied too late last time, so get yours
early from Mrs. M. Cornwall, Cashier,
Accounts Department.
Profits will go to the Multiple Sclerosis
JANUARY 22 saw the retirement of a
really long service L.S.A. member-Mr.
Albert Palmer (Sheet Metal Shop).
Albert came to us from Woodger Road
and had been with the Company for
24 years. He was presented with an
electric razor and a cheque by the
L.S.A., and an electric blanket by his
Letters of thanks for cash or goods
sent to them by the L.S.A. at Christmas
have been received from: Miss P.
Bourne, Mrs. R. Smith, and Messrs.
N. Barnett, A. Brain. P. Cooper, H.
Little, B. Morman, J. Powell and W.
The Annual Social held in the Social
Centre on January 23 was not the
success it might have been, since the
band booked failed to turn up: nevertheless
everyone contrived to have a
good time.
THAT was the order of the day
during the recent social season.
The party for over 400 children
was the biggest ever undertaken by
the Sports & Social Club.
After a film show, the kiddies sat
down to a party tea in the Canteen,
then were entertained by a pianist.
ventriloquist and magician (for
audience reaction see our front
cover picture!). Tea safely down,
they had a twist and hokey-cokey
session, then did the conga down
the stairs to receive their gifts.
The smaller pictures, taken at the
parties held by the 813 (far left),
Warehouse (centre) and 914 Departments,
show that the adults
were equally capable of having a
good time.
The London Quaker Company published
Standimt Orders for Doctors.
we learn of the misery of child labour.
Children over six years old were employed
in factories, down the mines, as
chimney sweeps (small boys were pushed
up chimneys to sweep them clean).
Women were hardly treated as the
gentler sex. There are plenty of old
drawings, for instance, showing women.
stripped to the waist, pulling coal trucks
in the mines. We read of women working
in dark sunless buildings around
Seven Dials. London-where they were
noted for their green complexionssewing
on buttons for a living.
Disease was rife: T.B.. pernicious
anaemia, rickets, and maladies peculiar
to certain trades, such as the ‘Stone Rot’
of quarry workers and cutlers, ‘Hatter’s
Shakes’ caused by mercury poisoning
contracted in the dressing of fur felt.
THE first recorded mention of the
effects of a man’s job on his health
occurs in the 38th chapter of Ecclesiasticus:
if you have the Apocrypha in
your copy of the Bible you might like
to look it up. It refers to the disease of
But there seems to have been a long
gap between the recognition of occupational
health diseases and the development
of something like industrial nursing
and welfare.
It was the Quakers who led the field
in the care of employees. In 1692 the
London Quaker Company published
Standing Orders for Doctors, so we may
conclude that they employed them for
the benefit of their workers. Them
eight years later, came the publication
of a work entitled The Diseases of Crafts
and Trades.
It was the advent of the Industrial
Revolution that eventually brought ith
it the necessity for action on a nationwide
From the reformers and writers in the
early 19th century (Elizabeth Browning’s
The Cry of the Children, for example),
and so on.
Where remedies were applied, they
were often of little use. For example.
milk was believed to cure lead poisoning
of pottery workers and paint mixers.
We now know that it only fixes it in
your bones, and as soon as the build-up
overflows into the bloodstream, or you
cease to take milk, the full effects of
the lead are then felt. The mistake was
discovered when many men died of the
poisoning after they had retired and
could no longer afford the milk, or
believed it to be no longer necessary.
In 1833 the first Factory Act was
published, and 1842 saw the banishment
of women and children from coal mines
or any underground work. At about
the same time, four Factory Inspectors
were appointed to cover the whole of
England. They went round on horseback
and were frequently met with
physical violence, not only from employers
but also from the employees who
feared the loss of their jobs.
We all know how Florence Nightingale
came on the scene and began to train
nurses. Not so well known is the fact
that in 1878 the first Industrial Nurse-
Miss Philippa Flowerday-was appointed
by Colman’s of Norwich (Quakers,
of course). Her task was to look after
the health (and morals) of their female
workers, and she did the same sort of
welfare work that we try to do today.
Others continued to work for improvement
in the care of employees. There
were Lady Dilke (after whose husband
the Dilke Memorial Hospital was
named). who founded the first Organisation
of Women in Industry: Margaret
Bondfield: Margaret MacArthur; and
the Fabians. And the two World Wars
finished the conditioning job for us.
By 1929 there were about 1,000 welfare
workers and the Bedford College
started a course on the subject in 1932.
(This was not an immediate success;
there was one student the first year and
by the third year there were still only
I remember. around 1930, working in
one of Dr. Donald Hunter’s wards. He
is now in charge of the London Hospital’s
Industrial Research Unit. One
day he made me look down a microscope
at a fragment he had recovered from a
man’s lung. It was a piece of asbestos
fibre-the final proof he had been seeking
that the disease. known
as asbestosis, was caused by working in
asbestos dust.
Of course, I had no idea of the
importance of this discovery but the
seed was sown, and I noticed many
things after that which pointed to the
fact that their work was causing illness
to many people.
Training for industrial nursing is more
A simple picture of the ‘What’s wrong
with this?’ variety.
rigorous than many might realise. In
1948, having to cope with a sick husband
and find an interesting job at the same
time, I opted to train for industrial
work. This meant six months’ hard
labour, studying a wide range of subjects,
including toxicology, social history.
the higher flights of hygiene,
economics and even law.
During the latter part of our training
we had a sort of test, starting with
simple pictures of the ‘What’s wrong
with this?’ variety. The first one was
of a works’ surgery, with coconut matting
and holed lino on the floor, and
Inspectors …
were frequently met
with physical
violence. …”
wicker furniture. We knew better than
that! Nowhere in England could you
find such a place, we said. They told
us not to be so sure.
When I opened the door of the
original First Aid Room at Mitcheldean
some 15 years ago and saw those coconut
mats, holed lino and wicker furniture
I never turned a hair, thanks to that
Since then, this department, in common
with others, has seen tremendous
improvement. Together with my past
helpers-Janice, *Mo’ (Mona Jones),
Joan Ellis, and my present ones-
Thelma Evans, and Edna Jones in
Project 9 (not forgetting Mrs. Martin
who keeps us all in order!), I have
continued the work that those early
pioneers made possible.
Remembering how greatly the local
medicos admired our First Aid facilities
when they visited us last December, one
wonders just what Miss Philippa
Flowerday would have had to say.
could she have come along too!
Guinea Pigs for Sale-Abyssinian and
Worley, from 5s. to 10s. each. Contact
owner through: Mr. L. G. Miller
(Design Office).
Motor Cycle-1958 350 cc. AJS for
sale. 2,000 miles since engine overhaul.
Complete with white Di Fairing. Enquiries
to: Mr. R. Childs (Xerox
Machine Shop).
To Let-Large four-berth caravan at
Blue Anchor Bay, three miles from
Minehead. Bookings taken now. Apply:
Mr. B. A. Moger, The Bungalow, Brook
Street, Mitcheldean.
Morris Minor for sale, late 1954. Black,
excellent condition, recent new engine,
gearbox and clutch. View car park.
Price £150. Apply: Mr. H. J. Slade
(Production Control).
ACROSS: I & 4-Autumn leaves.
9-Orchard. 10-Elope. 11-Nest.
12-Plotting. 14- Birch. I6-Moose.
20-Employer. 21-Idea. 24-Adorn.
25 & 22 Down-Topless dress. 26-
Theirs. 27-Unused.
DOWN: 1-Amount. 2-Ticks. 3-
Mean. 5-Electron. 6-Violins. 7-
Sledge. 8-Adult. 13- Schooner. 15-
Implore. 17-Depart. 18- Tenth. 19-
Raised. 23-Span.
Certificates for First Aiders
LAST December Lt.-Col. Sir Patrick
Coghill, Area Commissioner for the
Forest of Dean St. John Ambulance
Brigade, came along to the Plant to
present certificates to the 18 employees
who have passed a course of First Aid
instruction (reported in VISION. September/
October 1964).
Sir Patrick also presented certificates
to cadets of Mitcheldean Combined
Cadet Division. and an award to Cadet
Elaine Herbert (her mother Peggy
Herbert works in B. & H. Machine
Shop) for having completed 600 hours
of voluntary duty!
The presentation was followed by a
social evening. Harry Tooze and his
Band providing the music.
THE dance to be held in the Social
Centre on Saturday, February 27, is
very much an apprentice affair, not only
because it is being organised by the
Providing music at the dance will be
‘Rob and the Zeros’-and singer Rob
(Robert Davies) and guitarist Robert
Herring are themselves apprentices.
Recognise these burly Highlanders, pictured
at a recent skittles match? Holding
a microphone (for want of a caber) is
Fred Goodyear (Spares Inspection): the
‘Bashful Scot’ is none other than that
‘lady from hell’, Jock Cruickshank (Proluction
Mr. P. Sarkar
Mr. Pronob Sarkar is being released by
the Company to carry out some special
studies at Bristol University on the
application of mechanised methods in
industry. He will be away from the
factory. except for about one day a week.
until September 1966. In the meantime.
Mr. R. C. Smith becomes Acting Head
of the Department while Mr. J. E.
Powell will concentrate on the application
of mechanisation to Production
Control. Mr. Sarkar will be available
for consultation and will be kept informed
of the progress of work within
the Department.
Welcome Back
We’re glad to see Mr. Arthur Howells
(now in Production Control) back at
work after his recent illness.
Engaging Time
Last Christmas was a busy time for
engagements-the matrimonial kindfor
several of our employees. The
couples to be congratulated are:
Miss Marlene Lane (Print Room) and
Mr. Trevor Baxter (Quality Control):
Miss Dorothy Hemms (813 Time Office)
and Mr. Gordon Bur low; Miss Pauline
Mr. and Mrs. T. Duberley, whose wedding
was reported in our last issue. C SNOOK%
Mr. an.! Irs. Stephen Thomas.
Jones (Goods Inwards) and Mr. Stanley
Potter; Miss Diane Woolley (secretary
to Mr. J. C. C. Woods. Asst. Chief
Accountant) and Mr. Alan Flynn:
Miss Mavis Jones (Purchase) and Mr.
Ewart Lougher (T.E.D.).
St. Valentine’s Day was the particularly
apt date chosen by Miss Gwen Jackson
(813 Assembly) and Mr. Barry Peacey
to announce their engagement.
Great Days
January 23 was the Great Day for
several couples at the Plant-Miss
Rita Williams (813 Assembly) was
married to Mr. Reg Gurney (914
Inspection) at Longhope Church: Miss
Marjorie Knight (813 Time Office) to
Mr. Graham Jenkins at St. John’s,
Cinderford; and Mr. John Court
(Apprentice) to Miss Diane Gladwyn at
the Zion Chapel. Longhope.
Miss Julie Austin (Mail Room) married
Mr. Stephen Thomas at Mitcheldean
Church on January 27.
Miss Jean Waugh (B. & H. Assembly)
%fr. and Mrs. Tony Giles
.Jr. and Mrs. John Court
Mr. and Mrs. Reg Gutwey
and Mr. Russell Saunders were married
at St. Peter’s, Clearwell, on January 30.
Also wed on January 30, at St. Stephen’s.
Cinderford, were Mr. Tony Giles
(Warehouse driver) and Miss Daphne
Mr. Brian Pearce (Reliability Engineering)
and Miss Rita Watts were married
at Newnham Church on February 6.
Miss Iris Chappell (813 Assembly) and
Mr. David Meek were wed at St.
Stephen’s Church, Cinderford, on
February 13.
April 3 is the day fixed for the wedding
of Mr. Michael Pensom (813 Assembly)
to Miss Carol Ireland at St. John’,
Church, Coleford.
he% in Leslie, a son for Mr. Charlie
Brown (Work Study). on December 3.
Susan Deborah-a daughter for Mr.
I-rank Oakey (Electrical Engineering)
on January 17.
Silver Wedding
Congratulations to Mr. Bob Walton
(Xerox Machine Shop) and his wife
Beatrice (914 Inspection) who celebrated
their silver wedding anniversary on
February 17.
Happy Retirement to . . .
Mr. .\mbar 13yett (Goods Inwards),
who retired on December 24.
THE Sports & Social Club are aiming to step up the membership of the weekly Prize
Draw from the present 450 to 1,000 or over. Such an increase would enable the first
prize to be raised to £20 instead of the current one of f8, the second £10 instead of
14, the third £5 instead of £3 and, in place of the present 10 consolation prizes of
10s. each, a fourth prize of £3, a fifth of £2 and five consolation prizes of El each –
£45 altogether in prize stoney, more than double the present amount.
There is no limit to the number of chances taken at Is. each. If you wish to take
part, please fill up the authorisation form below and send it to the Secretary, Mr.
R. Steward, Personnel Office.
I1 wish to participate in the Rank Mitcheldean Plant Sports and Social Club Prize I
Draw and hereby agree that an amount of
whilst I am in receipt of wageslsalary.
per week be deducted
Fame Mr./Mrs./Miss
IClock No.
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MARIO TINC executives have recently been appointed in each
of the major European countries: their task is to ensure
that fullest advantage is taken of the sales potential for the
Rank Organisation’s products and services in their respective
Hotel to be
shipped to
THE same moulds used for the park-eat-sleep hotel being
built in Bristol are to be used again for making component
parts for a I50-bedroom nine-storey hotel that will be
shipped from this country for erection in Gibraltar. Mr.
John Hastings. Managing Director of Top Rank Motor
Inns and Motorways Division, said that the new hotel,
scheduled to be in operation by mid-1966, will provide a
valuable link with the first of the Top Rank Holiday Inns
in Albufcira, Portugal. A second such Holiday Inn has
also recently been announced-the Hotel Medano on the
Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.
\ow being introduced in this country by Rank Photographic
are the Asahi range of Pentax binoculars, made by the same
manufacturers as the Pentax single-lens reflex camera. New
photographic equipment available includes the Rank Elektra
Linear exposure meter priced at 8 gns., and the Paximat
slide projectors and Quickset and Excelsior tripods for
which Rank Photographic are now sole U.K. distributors.
A COMBINED luxury Top Rank Bowling Centre and Ballroom
has been opened in Doncaster. The ballroom can change
size and shape as required by virtue of a movable ceiling
and fibreglass curtains around the dance floor. The bowl.
the 22nd to be opened by the Rank Organisation since
1960, features a nursery with trained staff, a ‘Presto Bar’
open to the public as well as patrons, and a licensed club.
Bowl and
for Doncaster
New Equipment
from Rank
Teelmielam in the laboratory of the Rank Xerox factory at Elstree testing paper for
its suitabeht bpi au. in our copiers. Here a specimen cut from one of the sheets is
twang tested for stiffness, using a Taber V-5 instrument.
WHO scrambled an egg on a 914 copier?
WI -ITCH inspector brought his alarm clock to work?
WHOSE car ran away when he gave it a hot bath?
WHICH apprentice receives letters from his girl friend on a toilet roll?
WHO gets in and out of her kitchen via the window?
WHICH Planning engineer tried to economise by filling the petrol tank of his Jag
with paraffin?
WHO likes turkeys’ necks for dinner?
IS it true that a recent angling match was postponed because everyone was suffering
from wind?
WHO is the armchair fisherman in the Tool Room?
WHO sprained her wrist while emphasising a point in an argument with a man?
WHAT member of the supervision staff was balloon-washed twice in one night?
WHO, after celebrating on Christmas Eve, was found in a cabbage patch belonging
to one of our apprentices?
WHO in First Aid was short of a dressing recently?
WHO likes salt on their doughnuts?
WHICH Machine Shop loader took tablets to try to stop smoking and now smokes
twice as much as before?
WHO parked his Renault for a week in a boggy field at Dymock?
WHO does his gardening in a bowler hat?
WHO is the 007 engineer with the James Bond approach?
WHO reported interference on the television set and sent her husband out to look
for noisy cars, etc., then found the trouble was being caused by her own Xmas lights?
WHO is trying to slim on chocolate?
WHO was the hard worker from Hereford who tried to get back to his job a day
too soon after Xmas?
WHO in 914 Assembly just can’t resist other people’s pens?
WHICH newly-wed Maintenance fitter wanted to go home to dinner on night shift?
WHO has solenoid-operated brakes on his car?
WHICH carpenter sends his dentures to the Mechanical Laboratory for repair?
WHICH Clerk in Design Office gallantly kissed his wife on the cheek while she
was ironing and got a shock-an electric one-as he stepped on the flex?
WHICH departmental head thinks Tide washes whitest of all?

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